The Chiara String Quartet performs works by Shostakovich, Britten and Mendelssohn from memory, and a quintet by Ginastera with flutist and Festival artistic director Linda Chesis.
Britten: Three Divertimenti
Ginastera: Impresiones de la Puna
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in A minor, Op. 13
Flutist LINDA CHESIS is founder and artistic director of the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival. She is a member of the flute faculty and chair of the Woodwind Department at the Manhattan School of Music. She has been hailed by critics on three continents as one of the most exciting and dynamic flutists of her generation. The top prize winner at the Paris and Barcelona International competitions, and at the National Flute Association Competition, Ms. Chesis has performed with orchestras and in solo recitals throughout the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Korea. Her recordings can be heard on the EMI, Nonesuch and Music Masters labels. More about Linda Chesis…